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A SAILOR'S A Veteran’s
JV b h j L
BAKERY and =
H E S T A >J R A N T
By EDWARD N WENTWORTH
The president o f the bank »nit fur me
I'rcurlililfc every Sunday nt II a. m
•‘Mr. Hemingway, we must »end $20,-
unii ut 7..'(0 p. in. by Rev. A. C. Ktt (XiO to the Third National bank of Cep-
Sumiuy »chimi at 10 a. m., A. .1
Caldwell, Hupt. , Il V I’ U at U:.')0 p. in. perton and get It there before 3 o'clock
I wish you and William» to tukv It
Mr». Luton, president.
dividing the •mount betwi<n you. V >u
will go by nn uiilomoblle. for whleh I
havo sent, to lie here In teu minutes
from Anderson'» garage.
• Tit'll' II UK THE I m HAC.'U I.ATE CoNfkl'' Williams will, o f cotirae, go armed, but
I .il 11 ti* k I don’t think their Is any danger sin e
lion, Htavton; Itrv. A
priini in cliat|2i'. li li lí 111111 -. niM'oud I aee no reason why any one should
fi hi rtIt and lililí rtiunbiy» 8 30 a. in . know that you carry money.”
I'ri*»t'a iililu-.«»: Sublim ity, O rejón.
It was very well for the president to
! i H okikai ' k ' h C atholic C huiu . t i , my that no one would know we earrled
Miliii.nlt.v, Rev A. L»im:k, w t n r ’ nmuey, but the bank was continually
l.ow iiiii .» S a. in., lute It iiiiin » 10:30 lending out funds, and Williams and I
.. hi , lin t it ml tliir I Hnndiiy» in Hie »•ere known ns the bank'» messenger».
tu • ni 1 1 1 ; 1 1 tie it in««» lo iiti a mi , «»••• We didn't know who o f the force < in-
ml, ('>11111' mui lililí Hominy» W »
ployed In the bank might lie dishonest
(»■ra nt eventide.
and knowing when funds were taken
to other places would supply Informa
tion to crooks thut would eauso a role
Si rvU-i'u will bo hold «very Sunday.
1 had curried funds no often with
I 'if achina at II a. m., ami 8 p. tn. out getting Into trouble that It seemed
Sunday ai-hoot nt 10 a. m., Mri. W. II. to me the pitcher thnt goe« often to
Ikiliion, NU|ivrintoniloiit. V. 1*. S. C. K. the well Is at last broken.
However. Wlllln/ns and 1 started,
nt 7:041 p. in., Mr». It. I.. Dunn pre»i-
dant. l.iulioM Aid iocii;ty moola ourh each with $ 10,000 on our persons. Otir
W iH iniw U iyatSJO p.ni., Mm. <i. D. Chauffeur tve had bnd often before
and hud every confidence In him. We
Thomas, president. I'. I,. Dunn l'a»tor.
t g-'lled out o f town and onto the road to
ft I xperton. some twenty-five miles dis
Some ten mile» o i the distance
Methodist Kpinropal Church, order o f
had been done, when, coming to u
service»: Bible uchool at 10 a. m ., sharp bend In the road, our driver slow
superintendent- ed up to make the turn and a man
1‘ renrhing ¡It 11a. m. and 7:1)4) p. m. Jumped onto the fc*Hbonnf on each
Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, aide, each man holding n cocked re
WodneMday, 7:30 p. m.
Kpworth volver nt oar heads. A third man cov
League, Sunday, ft. p. m ., Clark ered the driver and ordered til in to
Ladies' Aid Society, Stop.
Of course w c hml no time to draw
Thursday afternoon, Mrs. J. K. Hard
and defend ourselves, nnd the chnuf
ner, Prca. Pa»tor o f the church. K.
four was unarmed. The first thing
the robbers, who were masked, did
M eals a t all hours!
C. Ullom, Proprietor
I he best to eat at
the handiest place
to eat. Now
In Stayton Hotel Oinins Room
JL' I'uhs, l.avaluriiM tind
ern—Wc* carry u line of
pumps, li atlcr water »ys-
terns, etc. (iasolitu* cnirincs.
C EM EN T,
MONUMENTS C lubbing
8 k » w it Ih l ine to older a monum nt
e t.m ft.-riinh
''"-o bu lil Ion» of A
l oil’ ’ fati I«» jgrl
BrC! Z t Semi Weel(,y Oregon Journal,
Ie le WtilK to
L. I. THOMAS,
OREGON. Both Papers One year,
R I h U 0
1 Pulili-hi tin- latent and moat complete
Undertaker a n d Emoamier i telegraphic newa o f the w orld; kivi a
reliable market report», «is it is pub
Third and Marion Streets
lished at Portland, where the markut
new» can be and is corrected to date
SLAVTON. OREGON for D itch Issue. It also has a patte o f
special matter for the farm and home,
an entertaining story page and a page
or more o f comic each week, and il
, ’ i ANO CITY BAKGAINS
Ajot*n to the auhscriber twice ever)
week 104 timeu u year.
BUY NOW There will be
a rapiti increase in land val
ues and nt»w is the time to
The Stayton Mail
B U Y .
(lives all the local news and happenings
! and should be in every home in this
The two pa [Kirs make a splendid com-
j I li nation and you save (1 t>y sending
I your subscription to us.
We can also give our subscribers n
good i tubbing offer for the Daily and
Sunday, ot Sunday Journal, in con
Nothing: more safe on earth
than earth itself.
J. T. KEARNS
The Ki'nlrstnU' Man o f Stayton
C ity M e a t
(m a r k e t y h e s t a y t o n
Jos. Sestak & Sc i», Props.
m a i l
H. A. BEAUCHAMP, M.D.
rrsh, Stilt und Smoked
Physician and Surgeon
Highest Market Price Paid (or Stock and
STAYTON. O R EG O N
H. BREWER, M.
i’ llYSIC1AN AND SURGEON
■ | ' soil have property to sell come
and list it with us, and we will
. | ,i buyer. We .ilready have a
numtier o f choice farms listed. If
.il desire to make an investment
it will pay to see us.
Wc Sell the Earth
THOMAS & L E E
8 p.jicv next to Slayton Hotel
lie ter |el ns do your printing you
mav find i! cheii|>er than you expert.
New And up to date.
Clean and Sanitary.
S ta yto n . O regon
G. F. KQ3INEK, V. S„ B. V. Sc.
Treats all domestic animals,
applies the Tuberculin tost.
OUice nt S teyton Stahles
Wilbur N. Pintler, D.M.D.
Office over IVidrich’s Store
S Levton, Ore
S. H. HELTZEL
MenifieiU * Casteei. Pioprietors,
A bilricti and Probate W ork a Specialty
Office Over Stayton, ¿tale Bank
By DANIEL CLAYBOURNE
The veteran- o f ibe civil war ere
getting old. For half a century th»y
have I ecu telling stories o f their ex
perience« hi the great struggle, wb’ b
were literally true when the veteran*
first told them, but tbe old chaps have
gradually forgotten much o f them,
which they have been obliged to supply
by Invention. Theta Invented parti,
gfter much t'dllng. hare gradually lie.
Come Impressed on the minds o f the
Story tellers as truth. That tho story
shouldn't lose any of Its original In
terest the Invented parts have been a
trifle more Muncl uUNcny limn tbe real
fa r t *
The consequence la that now and
then a pretty lively yarn is got off
by some old septuagenarian which tut
really believes to be true, bat wldeb
bus grown up In the way I have m ej-
tlined. This is one of them.
"I was in nt our victory at Chick»-
m-augn,” the itnlno r c e r a u begau
when li* was not headed off.
"I thought we «ere knocked Into •
rocked lint nt «'hleknnmuga.” »aid a
yuan only forty years old.
“ Mobbe you was there ami I wasn’t,"
growled the veteran.
“ Reckon yoa
wasn't born then, you kid. Well, as
I was saying. 1 was at Chlekamnugn.
and if you don't believe me look at
this stump of an arm I was first Hen-
tenant o f a battery, and the eap'a
being killed. I succeeded to the com
"Sly battery was stationed with
General Thomas' corji* around a hill
that withstood tho whole of Bragg's
"They were pumpin’ shot and shell
tnto us and we was givln’ It back
to ’em when I began to be conscious
o f a number o f mini* bullets singln’
about m.v ears. For a while 1 was so
Intent on hammerin' the Johnnies thnt
I didn’t think much about the waspy
things, but suddenly It came to me that
will to take away our revolvers and a sharpshooter was tryin' to pick me
the neit to go through u» and relieve off.
us o f the bills. Then they took u*
"I tell yob that wasn't a comforting
Into a thick wood tie*lde the road nnd. aural lie Not by nny means. The
whipping out n strong cord, proceedod
night before we had cot down all the
to bind us so thoroughly that we
trees In front o f us In order to give
could not move hand or foot. Then »weep to our guns, and Just beyond the
they put gag* In our mouths and left
i clearing was tbe edge o f a wood.
the three o f us to get out o f the
Where the Confederates were at work
scrape as licit we could.
> ou us.
Now% 1 hail been to sea from eight
“ I looked up at these green trees Just
een to twenty on a sailing vessel and
In time to see a litjle puff o f smoke in
knew something nliout the calling o f a
the branches of one of em, and at the
sailor. There was one circumstance
•nnie moment a ball seemed to graze
and only one thnt told me the man
my ear. I put up m.v hand expectin' to
who tied me had I icon a seaman
feel blood, but I didn’t: the ear was
When he bound tne he tied the coni
la u knot thnt every sailor uses con
"I had a telescopic pointer on my
tinually nnd no one but a sailor would
gun that had been Invent'd by • -
think o f using. Fortunately for me. 1
entitle officer, and I thought Td try
couldn’t talk for the gag In my mo vh
nnd get thnt fellow with one o f our
or I choulil have called the attention
percussion shells. 1 had to aim quick,
o f the others to the fact. As It was, 1
for I knew he was reloading for an
aisin bethought myself that a large re
ward would lie paid by the bank for other shot. Fortunately one o f the
the discovery »>f the robtiers nnd with guns was Just ready to be fired and,
the clew I possessed I might more laying the telescope on it. I sighted
easily win the rewnrd myself. So I the gun. The glass enabled me to see
determined to keep my counsel and ns the man In the tree, and he had just
soon ns we wore released to hunt for rammed another bullet home when I
a sailor or one who had been a sailor got a hend <<n him and fired
"The smoke that followed prevented
who was spending money freely.
The chauffeur, who had some false my seeing exactly where the shot
t«H'th In his hend. by dint of working struck, but I saw my man come tum
his Jaws contrived to loosen them, bling down. The tree stood apparently
which loosened Uli gag also, and he unharmed. Whether the sharpshooter
soon got both teeth and gag out o f his had been killed by my shot or dropped
way. Fo when we heard the sound of by the concussion o f the shell striking
wheels passing on the road he set up the tree. I couldn’t tell. What puzzled
n shout, which brought a man Into me was that I couldn't see any smoke
the wood. The chauffeur told him our from the explosion
"I soon forgot all nbout tbe matter In
story, nnd. taking his knife, he cut
the cords thnt Imund ns. This enn the work I was doin', but after the
Med me to preserve the knot that was fight 1 got curious about what hnd
usisl In my case, nnd I stuffed It Into dropped the man in the tree and what
hnd become of tho shell 1 had fired at
m.v pocket for evidence.
1 confess 1 didn't feel nny es|>evlul him.
"I couldn't go to examine the
tenderness for the president of the
bank, who I thought should havefouud | place, for 1 was busy till we left the
hotter ways o f sending money nliout ground ou which we hml been flghtln’.
than the one adopted. I not only hau But the thing troubled me. amt I took
the obloquy o f having been robbed, of the first opportunity after tbe close of
having some suspicion oast upon me the war to go down there and find out
o f being in league with the robbers, j about It.
"That was about the time when
but I had run a risk o f being murdered
Therefore 1 resolved ou nn effort to they were laying out the National park,
nnd I met a number of ex-Uulon and
get something out of the occurrence.
I wrote or telephoned the police of Confederate soldiers there.
the nelghliorliig towns to look out for the tree l wanted to examine and as I
any one o f n sailor cut who was spend- approached It saw a man looking up at
lug money. I was soon notified o f a Its branches. When I reached him 1
man who was ashore toni|iornrlly, who ■ asked him what he was lookin’ for. He
had got a $100 bill chnnged. I slipped s.iltl that during the battle he was up
away to the town where the fellow In the tree as a sharpshooter, and. see
was, darkened my complexion, met ing an officer workln' a I'nlon battery
him 'n n saloon, prelended to he drunk effectively, he hml tried to pick him off.
and asked him to drink with me. \Ve He hnd 11 res 1 and m ined several limes
had not been long together before ho and was ready for another shot when
chNiigtil another hill o f Inrge denomi he felt tbe tree shake, he lost his bal
nation, which I believed had been car ance and fell to the ground. Ho was
ried by either Williams or mo. I left badly shaken up. but thut was all the
him nt his hoarding house, hut return damage he received. 1 asked him
ed when lie was asleep nnd before he where the shell struck, but he said he
awakened from Ids drunken stupor didn't know.
“ I hnd an idea that It had goue into
hnd foii?>d flO.kjO o f the hank's money
When he got righted again I prom the ground at the roots o f the tree, lie
ised him light punishment If he would seemed as much Interested In the mat
ter ns I, and. picking up a natty bayo
peach on Id s comrades
H e agreed,
lying near, bo hegnu to poke it into
nnd It turned out thnt the others were
ex-convicts, who had got hold of-th e the ground nt the foot o f tho tree. The
sailor while ashore and led him Into |rst thing I knew I saw the ground
the robbery. All the money except « rise up. nnd the man wh > was pokin'
few hundred dollars was recovered, was scattered to the winds with pieces
and I captured a reward o f $.3.000. As of Iron, dirt and smoke.
'•‘By gum.' 1 cried, '1 guess you won't
soon as 1 had received It. I left the
tryin' to pick me off nny more. I
service of the hank nnd do not Intend
to go hack as messenger to thnt or knew thnt shell would do Hie business,
any other institution. Their methods and so It has done It at Inst.’ "
“ Oh. niy good gracious” ' exclaimed
of exchanging funds 1 consider out of
dale nnd very dangerous. And 1 have levornl listener*. I>nt a sever* glance
no desire ever again to expose myself fl'iiui tho vet prevented Hmra f'om eX'-
to the temptation offered to robbers pressing the doubts that had arisen In
Pi nee my retirement my wife says the their Incredulous mind*
There was nn Intermission before the
reusing from worry nbout me 1» de
next story was told, and the teller con
iluded to draw It milder.
“B ee” ' Bee
BAILEY & BEUG. PTAprielm
SALEM B E E R O N T A P
Your Trade Solicited— W e'll Treat Y ou Right
Banking Here Is
Pleasant and Safe
Safety of your funds is not the only advantage
tnis bank can offer. In addition to the un
questioned safety that our strong directorate,
business-like management, and well chosen sé
curités give to our depositors' money, this
is a pleasant place to do business. You'll like the
way you are received if you bring your account
here, and we hope to see you do that soon.
W e'll try to make the connection mutually helpful.
THESTAYTON .STATE BANK
JONES & CORNISH, Proprietors
Salem and Hop Gold Beer on Tap
G O O D and C O L D , Just As You Like It
All kinds of the best table wines
and family liquors at right prices.
« the banking business
of Stayton and vicinity
You are assured of a safe deposi
tory and courteous treatment at
this bank, by ample capital and
long experience in the banking
Farmers & Merchants
Bank of Stayton, Oregon
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